Data submission

Genomic structural variation can be complex to represent. We strongly urge submitters to take the 'DGVa Quick tour' by clicking the link on the menu to the left of this screen. This is a guided tour of DGVa and takes less than 30 minutes to complete; understanding the DGVa and how data is stored will greatly assist in the completion of submission files.

In addition to structural variation data we also require information about the study, including details of the subjects/samples, experimental protocols and applied analyses. Data can be submitted in a number of formats, and public release can be delayed if required (e.g. until after your manuscript has been published.)

Before submitting

If your study has generated raw sequence or aCGH data, this should be deposited in a public database, such as the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) or ArrayExpress at EBI - the DGVa accepts processed structural variant data only.

Submitting your data

Choose a format for your submission

The DGVa accepts submission data as an Excel spreadsheet and/or tab-delimited text files. Whichever format you choose, please download and use the Submission template as a reference, as it shows which information is required and which is optional.

The accompanying notes found in the Submission template can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Complete your submission spreadsheet/files

The DGVa has a fairly well-defined criteria for the type of information that can be entered. However, if you would like to add extra information, or need additional guidance, please email the DGVa helpdesk at dgva-helpdesk@ebi.ac.uk.

Send your submission files to DGVa

Email the submission file(s) to dgva-admin@ebi.ac.uk, receipt of which will be confirmed by email.  Please email the DGVa helpdesk at dgva-helpdesk@ebi.ac.uk if you wish to submit via ftp.

What happens next?

Validation

Your submission files will be validated to ensure they provide the required information, in the correct format.  You will be notified by email if amendments are requested.

Accessioning

After data has been loaded to the archive, unique and stable accession numbers will be assigned for the study, variant regions, and all sample level variants (variant calls.)

Public Release

The study dataset becomes available for download at our data download page.   Data are also automatically integrated with other EBI resources, can be graphically viewed in the genomic context using theEnsembl genome browser, or queried and retrieved using Ensembl Biomart.  You will be notified by email when this takes place.